Everyone's been asking, so here goes: We had our homestudy on Saturday, which is when a social worker comes to your house to interview you.  It went really well, as far as we can tell!  The guy was here for 4 hours, and asked us a million questions.  Ok, maybe not a million, but it felt like it!  They ask anything you can imagine... What was your childhood like?  How is/was your relationship with your parents and siblings?  What were/are your hobbies and interests, both individually and as a couple?  How did you meet?  Why did you start dating?  Why do you love each other?  How do you discipline? What are your children's personalities?  What are your goals for your life?  What are your strengths and weaknesses?  And you get the idea.  He talked to us together and then individually.  And then he walked around the house and looked briefly at every room.  And that was it.
Now we wait a few weeks while he types us his 15 page report, then we review it and make sure everything is right.  After that it goes to our adoption agency and they have to approve it.  Once that is done, our dossier (all the paperwork) gets sent to the Philippines.  And we wait.
So there you have it!  In other news, some very generous friends have helped us get to about 1/4 of the way funded!!!  We still have a long way to go, and would appreciate your prayers.  And your money, should God so speak to your heart :)))
Oh, and in case you haven't heard, the Philippines suffered an earthquake sometime yesterday or today.  I don't think it's affected the small island where James lives, but that area could use our prayers as well!


  1. I bet you are glad the homestudy is over. I remember really freaking out about our homestudy. Everything had to be perfect in the house. Then when it was over I was like, "that was it?" So this time I am determined to not freak out about the house. We have our homestudy update in the up coming weeks. It is a bit different here and we have to go to the adoption agency for a few visits and then they come to the house.

    Do you have any fundraisers planned? The adoption shirts fundraiser a lot of families do is really cool. Good Luck and if its God's will its God's bill. It will all come when it needs to.

    Be blessed



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